The Hidden Wet Bar

When we first moved into our house, my husband spent a lot of time looking at one of the walls in our living room.

John - "There's space back there."

Me - "What do you mean there is space back there?"

John - "There's space back there.  See, the pantry stops here.  Why wouldn't they take it all the way back to make it larger?"

John - Gets look in eye.

Me - "Don't cut into my wall."

John - Gets drywall saw.

Me - "Nooooooooooooooo! Don't do it!"

John - Sounds of saw sawing.  Runs to office. Grabs flashlight. Returns.   "Look at this."

Behind the hole in the wall we saw another wall.  Looked up to find a light fixture.  Looked down to see plumbing connections.  Someone drywalled over a wet bar. 

After we hired a contractor to cut away the rest of the wall, we could see the glue dots where a mirrored backing used to be. So at some point, it was a fully functioning wet bar.  Then someone walled over it. We've had a lot of fun theorizing why.

We had the contractor finish it out and as much as we entertain it has been perfect.  We set it up for every party and gathering.  Plus, we found these really great Talavera geckos for the back wall.  Way better than a mirror!


ashley said...

HA! That's fun! Ben turned our wet bar into a bookshelf. :)

Cathy_H said...

Now that makes sense. We can't believe the people covered it over instead of doing something useful with the space.

Unknown said...

Good job John!! Just remember, if the plumbing starts to leak, just drywall over it again.

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